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I have orbx TE and 4.5 killed it . Unusable now I have 40fps over Southampton with JVs recommended settings see Orbx forum as I said early days and lots more testing

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2 minutes ago, cannow said:

I have orbx TE and 4.5 killed it . Unusable now I have 40fps over Southampton with JVs recommended settings see Orbx forum as I said early days and lots more testing

You report is a bit confusing.. can you please expand? are you happy with the new Hotfix or not? 40fps over Southampton with ORBX TE is quite good IMO.

S. 

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6 minutes ago, kiek said:

Installed the "hot fix". See no difference at all.

I did not notice any fps drop in 4.5 before.

I was happy and I'm still happy.

Same here!!

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apologies simbol  very positive big improvement for me with true earth, unusable before hotfix

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4 minutes ago, cannow said:

apologies simbol  very positive big improvement for me with true earth, unusable before hotfix

Glad to hear Colin!!, we have been doing lots of tests with LM to get this right..

Regards,
S.

 

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I don’t even have that registry in my system with windows 10

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13 minutes ago, simbol said:

The registry key I mentioned should not be there, in fact Windows do not have it at all by default.

People have been add-in it since they installed P3D 4.4 to allow specific compatibility things to run, IE: Reshade and some recording software.

The best approach is to remove it and user the prepar3d.cfg file instead to control the hardware acceleration behaviour for the simulator.

S.

 

I have a new build computer still in the box with nothing but W10 on it. So when I fire it up this Saturday, d/l and install latest version of P3D, I shouldn't have to do anything then with the registry or the UI in P3D if I want to keep hardware acceleration on correct? 

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The fundamental purpose with the new update was to lower the FPS. Nothing else. I´m not satisfied because the FPS increased. 

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Did the update for client, scenery and content. And it runs perfectly again. Thx. Took only 15 minutes.  I am very happy. Recommended

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2 minutes ago, B777ER said:

I have a new build computer still in the box with nothing but W10 on it. So when I fire it up this Saturday, d/l and install latest version of P3D, I shouldn't have to do anything then with the registry or the UI in P3D if I want to keep hardware acceleration on correct? 

Correct.

S.

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2 minutes ago, Wennerholm said:

The purpose with the new update was to lower the FPS. Nothing else. I´m not satisfied because the FPS increased. 

Ken,

Let's please don't confuse people ha-ha, state if you are happy or not so people follow and update accordingly.

S.

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I wish we could have an automatic installer/updater like XP11. It is so easy doing these things with that sim. A complete re-install takes minutes, while on P3D, it might take days.

With so many updates and hot fixes being delivered by LM (which is good), hopefully we can get some more advancements here. The whole process is still very cumbersome for the user...

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16 minutes ago, Wennerholm said:

The fundamental purpose with the new update was to lower the FPS. Nothing else. I´m not satisfied because the FPS increased. 

I concur.....😉

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25 minutes ago, cannow said:

apologies simbol  very positive big improvement for me with true earth, unusable before hotfix

good to hear :)

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Why did they choose to release a new client version instead of a true hotfix ? Now i have to wait that different addons release a new version ... This updating process in P3D is really getting a little bit annoying. I appreciate the improvements but this is really cumbersome...

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6 minutes ago, salsero_at said:

Why did they choose to release a new client version instead of a true hotfix ? Now i have to wait that different addons release a new version ... This updating process in P3D is really getting a little bit annoying. I appreciate the improvements but this is really cumbersome...

Any Hotfix is a new set of executable's and DLL libraries, in which case any add-on not using the base SDK Libraries would need to be updated anyway.

At least this way anybody re-downloading P3D 4.5 (due to re-installation or due to be a new customer) only needs to perform 1 single installation instead of the need to apply a patch afterwards.

S.

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3 hours ago, HighTowers said:

What we need is a prepar3d vanilla mode. Like a windows safe mode. 

There's already something like that:

Options->Add-ons-> disable them all = "Vanilla Mode"

Of course, this will work only for those "proper" P3D add-ons which use the add-on.xml method.

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A bit of a silly question after a very tiring day at work. I understand on v4.5 one can just execute the new client and that there is no need to do a full reinstall. Is there anything to gain with a full reinstall?

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I think there is nothing to lose doing a full reinstall. Just don't delete your configuration folders and it should be fine. After reinstall, run FTX Central and other addons that install textures and lights into the sim. 

Chris

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Just testing now FPS is back to normal on my end 

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1 hour ago, cyyzrwy24 said:

I concur.....😉

 

1 hour ago, simbol said:

Ken,

Let's please don't confuse people ha-ha, state if you are happy or not so people follow and update accordingly.

S.

I see Rob is reporting an 8% performance DECREASE...?

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My experience with 4.5 has been nothing but positive. Had no issues at all after client, content and scenery update using a barge load of addons. Butter smooth sim with high settings especially after buying  FFTF. My question: do I even need this hot fix or should I leave well enough alone? The old if it ain't broke don't fix it.

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This hotfix has been amazing for me! I am currently getting 25-30 FPS on the ground at EGLL Aerosoft professional with very high settings and BMNG and NE lighting. This is over 10FPS higher than what I was getting pre-hotfix. Mind you, I have my FPS capped at 30 with RTSS. This is astonishing to me.

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7 minutes ago, PATCO LCH said:

My question: do I even need this hot fix or should I leave well enough alone? The old if it ain't broke don't fix it.

As soon as other add-on's like Hi-Fi, FSLabs, F1 GTN, etc. update their modules you will need to update to the latest version of P3D.

S.

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